For millions of people around the world, saying grace before a meal can be a family ritual, a conscious prayer in advance, or part of a healthier attitude to life in general. We are expecting the meal to be good, whether it is a simple one or a sumptuous feast such as the Thanksgiving Dinner.
A lot has been written over the last few years confirming that gratitude is beneficial to health. In a recent article in Maclean’s, “Why Gratitude Could be Good for your Health,” Cathie Gulli looks at a variety of studies regarding the link between health and gratitude. The result of one study shows that gratitude is associated with less inflammation in the body. Another study with high-school students has shown a strong link between regular gratitude and less depression. One of the key things learned from these studies is that gratitude creates a deeper relationship between the giver and the receiver.Continue Reading